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John's Cafe

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693 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3702
+1 203-263-0188
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John's Cafe is a great choice for a date night or couples night out. Deep wine list and a range of appetizers and entrées provides a nice menu for those not in a rush and looking to relax and connect. Atmosphere is cozy but background noise is low allowing you to talk without yelling. The food is outstanding from salads... More 

Thank Ross I
Woodbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are always impressed by the meals we order at John's. The entrées never disappoint, but, I feel compelled to recommend the three cheese and bacon pizza as either appetizer or lunch dish. The flavors of combined cheeses, garlic and bacon on this flat-bread pizza are divine! Pair it with one of their fine Spanish wines, and... More 

Thank 252margaret
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was recommended to us when we first moved to Roxbury and it has become one of our favs in the area (we now have a few and this is definitely one of them!). The entrees are not only delicious but generous. Julia and Katherine are fabulous with not only great service but also a sense of humor. A small... More 

Thank LindaRey
Woodbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service is as good as the meals. Small restaurant, but surprisingly not a crowded feel. Outside seating not ideal, abutting the gravel parking area. Go on Sunday or Monday with your own wine, no corkage fee.

Thank C.S. W
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I eat here regularly and I am never disappointed. Terrific food and the wait staff is friendly without being overbearing. The menu changes weekly so there are always great new surprises.

Thank uppereast1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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484 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Whilst on a 2 week holiday in the US we came here with some friends that live locally on our way between Boston and NYC. We enjoyed the meal here much more than anything we had had in Boston. Service was extremely good and the place had a nice atmosphere. They let you bring your own wine in, which is... More 

Thank Mark C
Woodbridge, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

You will feel like you've arrived home, that's how great the vibe is at John's Cafe. A small restaurant that can seat a bunch of people. The service staff is very friendly, you can tell they like working at John's. The food is on point; a broad variety and well balanced dishes. The plating is wonderful, but I only paid... More 

Thank Rob E
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

While I enjoyed the smoked salmon and the linguine with butternut squash the other diners who had chicken were less happy. The ones who ordered putanesca with shrimp left it uneaten. The salad was tasteless but the drinks were good. Expensive for the level of satisfaction we experienced as a group. We tried it out as a place for a... More 

Thank Stephen A
Litchfield, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The hostess was completely unorganized and not welcoming. The drinks were less than satisfactory and the food choices limited. The atmosphere was not inviting and bordered on drab and worn. The redeeming factor was a piece of salmon.

Thank Hill H
Vero Beach, Florida
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155 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We came across John's by accident -- and so happy we did! What a nice place with wonderful people serving incredible food. The 4-seater bar was perfect for my wife and me and another couple to relax and chat over drinks and wine. On Saturday night, parking can be a challenge, but well worth whatever minor hassle. Will definitely be... More 

Thank Joseph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Mediterranean, American, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 693 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-263-0188
Casual fine dining restaurant All pastas homemade Local ingredients Full Bar Patio dining Takeout and catering available Private dining room for parties and events

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